Whole blood donor deferral rate and characteristics of the Turkish population.

@article{Arslan2007WholeBD,
  title={Whole blood donor deferral rate and characteristics of the Turkish population.},
  author={Onder Arslan},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={379-83}
}
Whole blood (WB) donors are deferred for several reasons, either permanently or temporarily. In this retrospective study, we quantified the rate of and reasons for donor deferral among Turkish donors. Computer records of the last 5 years were analysed to quantify the deferral rate and reasons. Deferrals were categorized as temporary short-term (1-56 days), long-term (57-365 days) and multiple years or permanent (more than 365 days). Deferred donors were also analysed according to gender, age… CONTINUE READING

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